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World expert praises Coventry’s fight to tackle health inequalities

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Health and social care news

One of the world’s leading researchers into the impact of inequalities on health has praised Coventry’s work to improve learning for the under three’s in its fight to reduce health inequalities.

Improving fees and support for Coventry foster carers

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 in Fostering news

From 1 April, the Council will be making significant improvements in fees and support for foster carers who are able to care for more than one child.

Council ICT network modernisation – potential disruption

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Services for schools news

ICT Services need to carry out work to replace equipment that may affect the internet connection to your school.

FGM pledge

Coventry Pledge to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM)

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Health and social care news

Over 30 senior officers and council leaders committed themselves and their organisations to end female genital mutilation in Coventry.

Council helping young people realise their ambitions thanks to quality placement opportunities

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Jobs and careers news

A group of Coventry based businesses gathered at the Coventry Job Shop on Wednesday 18 March, to celebrate a year of success for young people looking for jobs in the city.

Changes in tobacco promotion laws from 6 April

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Business and licensing news

Trading Standards are reminding local businesses which sell tobacco products, that from Monday 6 April 2015 it will be illegal for all shops to have cigarettes and tobacco on open display.

Councillor Harvard to be next Deputy Lord Mayor Elect

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Council and democracy news

Councillor Lindsley Harvard has been announced as the next Deputy Lord Mayor Elect for 2015/16, and will become Lord Mayor the following year 2016/17.

St George’s Day celebrations

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

This year's celebrations will be taking place in Broadgate, Coventry city centre on Thursday 23 April from 11am to 2.30pm.

Community Clean Up Nuisance Alleyways

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Parking, travel and streets news

A rubbish strewn, and overgrown alleyway between St Lukes Road and Lauderdale Ave in Holbrooks Coventry has been targeted for a joint clean up initiative between local residents, Coventry City Council, and Community Payback.

New lights in New Union Street car park to cut costs and energy consumption by 80%

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Parking, travel and streets news

State of the art lighting technology has been installed in the city’s New Union Street multi-storey car park to cut energy consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Henley College students benefitting from new £1 million cycle route

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Cycling news

Students at Henley College are praising a new stretch of cycle highway which allows them to travel to and from their studies more easily on foot and by bike.

Last chance to book on STEM consultation session at Coventry Transport Museum

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Services for schools news

Your opportunity to discover more about new displays at the Transport Museum, and to share ideas on new STEM sessions for primary schools

Pedestrian route closure at Junction 6 subways

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 in Parking, travel and streets news

As work on the new Bridge Deck at Junction 6 enters the final stages Coventry City Council has announced that one of the main pedestrian subway routes to and from the railway station will have to be closed until the end of the project.

Jaguar Land Rover expansion plans for Coventry global HQ

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 in Business and licensing news

Jaguar Land Rover has announced expansion plans to its Advanced Engineering and Design Centre at its global headquarters in Coventry which will see the city become the heart of ambitious plans for the company as it builds on its success across the world.

Andy Littlewood and Cllr Kevin Maton

Switch and Save returns to help Coventry residents cut the cost of their energy bills

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 in Energy and climate change news

Coventry City Council is once again offering people the chance to save money on their energy bills with the second run of the collective-switching “Switch and Save” campaign.

Godiva Calling launch

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The call has begun for Coventry and Warwickshire’s finest talent to take to the stage and impress the judges at this year’s Godiva Calling competition. This year will see a few changes to the competition with a brand new genre and new venues too.

Care Act Consultation - Have your say

Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 in Health and social care news

The Care Act is the biggest change to adult social care law in over 60 years and will reform the way care and support is provided to adults and their carers.

Garden bonfire reminder

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Environment and waste news

As the weather gets warmer and thoughts turn to Spring cleaning or garden makeovers a leading Coventry Councillor is calling for residents to remember the law around bonfires at home.

Coventry Organisations Come Together To Support GB Poland Skydome Clash

Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Two Coventry Blaze players were on hand to help officially launch the international match between Great Britain and Poland at the Skydome next month.

Helping hands campaign

Young people offer helping hand to tackle child sexual exploitation

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 in Children and families news

Young people in Coventry are backing a national campaign helping to stop child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Sky Ride returns to Coventry!

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in Cycling news

The popular traffic-free Sky Ride cycling event will return to Coventry in September after over 8,000 people took part in the city’s first event last year.

Cheylesmore Manor open day

800 year old Manor opens its doors after revamp

Published on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 in Business and licensing news

Cheylesmore Manor, on the site of the city’s register office, has undergone a makeover which includes a new brand for the 800 year old building.

Cycle Safari (Family bike ride)

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 in Services for schools news

Enjoy a 2 mile guided bike ride along the Sowe Valley cycle route to Wyken Slough and back with Bike Right! The Family Cycle Safari includes a mini beast hunt with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Godiva announced News

Save the dates - Coventry Godiva Festival weekend is confirmed!

Published on Friday, 13 March 2015 in Leisure and culture news

The city’s War Memorial Park will once again play host to the country’s biggest free family music festival as the dates for the Coventry Godiva Festival 2015 are confirmed as 3 to 5 July.

Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Public health news

To receive information and support on stopping smoking visit www.coventry.gov.uk/stopsmoking or nosmokingday.org.uk, pop into the City of Coventry Health Centre 10am-4pm or come along to Broadgate Square on 11 March 11am-3pm to speak to an advisor.

Coventry & Warwickshire Construction Shared Apprenticeship Scheme celebrates success

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Jobs and careers news

The Coventry & Warwickshire Construction Shared Apprenticeship Scheme is a unique partnership consisting of BAM Construction, City College Coventry, Warwickshire College Coventry City Council and local employers.

33 Apprentices welcomed as Freemen to the city

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Jobs and careers news

A group of 33 Jaguar Land Rover employees who started their careers with the company as apprentices, will be sworn in at the Freeman’s Court.

HR training for schools

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015 in Services for schools news

Last chance for schools to book onto training sessions.

Rogue car traders imprisoned

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 in Trading standards news

A case brought by Coventry City Council Trading Standards has seen two car traders imprisoned and a third will have to pay more than £20,000 for selling unroadworthy and misdescribed motor vehicles.

Council and partners launch city wide drugs strategy

Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 in Public health news

Senior Councillors have heard about plans to tackle drug use in Coventry as key agencies launch a citywide drug strategy.

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